About Iron

  • What Is Ferritin and What a Ferritin Test Involves

    This article will describe exactly what ferritin is, why it’s important, and what a ferritin test involves. It will also answer common questions, such as where is iron stored in the body, and define the normal ferritin levels for runners, swimmers, and other endurance athletes.
  • Side Effects of Iron Supplements and How to Minimize Them

    Learn to recognize the side effects of iron supplements.
  • Nutrition Periodization & The Best Nutrition for Athletes

    For athletes, it doesn’t just matter which foods are consumed, but also when they are consumed. There is a nutrition training concept called nutrition periodization that involves breaking a nutrition plan into discrete blocks to match the physical demands and physiological responses of the body.
  • Testing for Iron Deficiency

    Learn about how doctors commonly test for iron deficiencies.
  • Iron Loss Through Sweat: What Athletes Need to Know

    For most athletes, the amount of iron lost through sweat is negligible and doesn’t impact overall performance. However, the amount of iron lost can increase in hot and humid conditions. Over time, those small iron losses can add up and result in a more serious condition.

  • How to Treat Iron Deficiencies

    Find out how iron deficiencies are commonly treated.